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all-star made up entirely of superior performers. [2 definitions]
binary star two stars orbiting around a common center of gravity and often appearing as one to the unaided sight or through a telescope; double star.
costar one of two or more lead performers in the same presentation. [3 definitions]
dwarf star a star of relatively small size and low mass and luminosity. (See white dwarf.)
evening star a bright planet, esp. Venus, seen in the western sky at or soon after sunset.
falling star a meteor; shooting star.
five-star having a rating of five stars out of five, conventionally the highest rating a hotel, restaurant, or the like receives from professional critics.
fixed star any star that appears to be in a fixed position relative to other stars.
four-star describing a general or admiral whose insignia carries four stars. [2 definitions]
giant star a star of great mass and luminosity.
gold star a small golden star displayed as a sign that someone in one's family or organization has been killed in war. [2 definitions]
morning star any bright planet, esp. Venus, visible in the eastern sky just before or at dawn.
movie star a movie actor who has attained celebrity and usu. plays lead roles in movies.
neutron star an extremely dense star, composed mostly of neutrons, with very powerful gravitational attraction.
rock star a performer of rock-'n'-roll music who has gained great popularity and fame; rock-'n'-roll star.
shooting star a chunk of extraterrestrial matter that burns up as it enters the earth's atmosphere; meteor. [2 definitions]
star route a postal route between stations, given to a private carrier on contract.
star-crossed destined to suffer an unhappy end; ill-fated; unlucky.
star-nosed mole a mole of eastern North America that has a starlike ring of slender fleshy growths encircling its nose.
variable star a star that varies considerably in brightness and apparent magnitude because of internal pulsations, or because eclipsed by another star.